A Post graduate in physics, Mr. M. R. Reddy joined Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1967 and was allotted to Maharashtra cadre, where he worked in a number of districts / cities as Superintendent of Police / Deputy Commissioner of Police handling Law & Order, Crime, Personnel Management and General Administration. After a successful tenure in Maharashtra, he went on deputation to Government of India and served in the Intelligence Bureau (IB) in various capacities handling Intelligence, Industrial / VIP security and Counter Terrorism. He went on deputation to Cabinet Secretariat to set up Special Protection Group (SPG) for ensuring the protection of Prime Minister and his family members. He headed SPG as Director and successfully handled the visit of the Prime Minister to a number of foreign countries including Pakistan and a visit to Kargil during the active war with Pakistan. On completion of tenure, he was posted in Germany in the Indian Embassy as Minister handling International Terrorism. He retired from IPS in 2004. He was awarded Indian Police Medal (IPM) for Meritorious Service and Presidents Police Medal (PPM) for Distinguished Service in recognition of his valuable public service. After retirement he joined GMR Group as Advisor, Security & Vigilance. He has set up a premier Security Services Company, Raxa Security Services Ltd., Bangalore, a GMR Group company and heads the company as the Managing Director. Raxa is a pioneer in improving professionalism in private security, which is vital for safety / security of major Infrastructure projects in the country, especially those of Public-Private Participation. He has retired as Managing Director in 2011 and continues as Advisor, Security / Vigilance for the Group.